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US Senate rejects bill which suggested extraordinary screening of refugees

11:31 AM | 21 Jan, 2016
US Senate rejects bill which suggested extraordinary screening of refugees
WASHINGTON (News Desk) - The United States Senate Thursday rejected a republican backed bill that suggested high-profile authorities to place an extra-ordinary screening on the Syrian and Iraqi refugees entering to US land.

The bill received 55 votes in favor, however failed to get 60 votes that is required for any bill to be considered as approved by the 100-member Senate.

According to media reports as many as 43 votes were cast against the bill, after only two democratic senator favored the bill.

The bill said that top US officials should ensure that every single refugee from Syrian and Iraq entering to US doesn't pose any threat to national security. It also suggested extraordinary measure to be taken for screening of the refugees to ensure the safety of Americans and prevent terrorists attacks.

The democrats said that bill was an attack on the refugees coming to US. The US President Barack Obama had also announced to veto the bill if approved by Senate.

Three of republican presidential candidates, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, also voted in favor of the bill.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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